Wearable temperature monitor to be tested and scaled by NHS Trust
Celsium, a wearable core body temperature monitor and winner of this year’s Digital Health Rewired PitchFest 2020, will have its innovation tested and scaled at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust through its CW Innovation programme.
Launched last year in partnership with hospital charity CW+, CW Innovation identifies, embeds and evaluates a portfolio of initiatives and solutions aimed to improve patient care and addresses some of the real-time challenges that healthcare organisations face today.
PitchFest 2020 received nearly 100 entries from early stage digital health start-ups, which a panel of judges whittled down to 16 finalists, who today pitched their ideas in front of a hugely influential crowd of senior NHS IT leaders and big digital health investors. Finalists included an AI platform for oncologists to better treat cancer patients, a personalised dementia therapy app, digital therapeutic tools for digestive health and AI to connect doctors and nurses to any clinical data at the point of care.
Celsium’s body temperature monitor is placed in a patient’s armpit and is capable of providing a temperature measurement every four seconds and was crowned the overall winner after a series of heats comprising a three-minute pitch and then questions from the judges live on stage.
Chris Chaney, chief executive of CW+ and co-lead of CW Innovation, said: “We are delighted to provide a real-world test bed for this year’s PitchFest winner. There has never been a greater demand to innovate and drive high-impact improvements to patient care. We are looking forward to working with the Celsium team to pilot the wearable core body temperature monitor in our Trust, so we can test its feasibility in the real-world and hopefully support wider dissemination of this new and entrepreneurial solution across the NHS network.
“It was fantastic to see such a range of exciting health innovations and ideas from start-ups and entrepreneurs at the final today. There is certainly no shortage of ideas and passion in creating innovations that can deliver transformational improvements in patient care.”